national television broadcaster, RTVE, have announced that it will no longer
allow bullfighting to be broadcast across the television network.
The move has come
after the broadcaster took steps to self regulate the program content, based
on the idea of protecting children from images that could be harrowing,
distressing or damaging.
The ban on showing
these gruesome acts falls under their newly devised “Violence with
The country on
the whole is still debating the merits of bullfighting with some people
claiming it is a right of heritage of Spanish culture, whereas many animals
supporters are outraged that the slaughter of animals for sport should continue
in this modern world.
was outlawed in Catalonia in 2010, joining a ban that has been in place
in the Canary Islands since 1991.